Hello Wellness Seeker,
Hope you’re enjoying this day and finding some time for self-care. I’m planning on catching up with some friends overseas that I have not spoken to in a while and going for a walk-and-talk in the forest. Check out the non-negotiable self-care habits of my podcast guests in my post on Instagram or Facebook.
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Did you know that giving out compliments is one way to express gratitude? Try it.
🙏🏽 Gratitude Practice 🙏🏽
I invite you to give a compliment to 3 random people that you come across today.
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Take a deep breath and let the science speak: Deep breathing isn’t just a momentary pause; it’s a transformative tool backed by research!
🌬️ In a study conducted by Harvard Medical School, it was revealed that engaging in deep breathing exercises can slash cortisol levels by up to 40%.
📊 Cortisol, the stress hormone, takes a backseat as the body activates its relaxation response, paving the way for a calmer mind & a slower heart rate
✨According to the Medical University of South Carolina , deep breathing orchestrates a physiological dance, tipping the balance of the autonomic nervous system toward parasympathetic dominance. ⚖️
So, when life feels like a whirlwind, remember the power of a deep breath. It’s not just a momentary reprieve; it’s a scientifically proven gateway to serenity and balance. 🌟
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In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the profound impact that something as simple as a deep breath can have on our well-being. Far more than just a momentary pause, deep breathing is a transformative tool that transcends the boundaries of anecdotal wisdom—it’s backed by solid scientific research.
🌬️ Harvard Medical School’s Revelation: Slashing Cortisol by 40%
A groundbreaking study conducted by Harvard Medical School brought to light a remarkable connection between deep breathing exercises and cortisol levels. Cortisol, often referred to as the stress hormone, plays a significant role in our body’s fight-or-flight response. The study revealed that engaging in deep breathing exercises can lead to a staggering reduction of up to 40% in cortisol levels. This isn’t just a fleeting relaxation; it’s a tangible physiological response.
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📊 The Cortisol Backseat: Making Way for Calm Minds and Slower Heart Rates
As we delve deeper into the science, we discover that deep breathing prompts the body to activate its relaxation response. In this intricate dance of physiological changes, cortisol takes a backseat, allowing a calmer state of mind to prevail. The heart rate, too, slows down, creating a harmonious balance that is conducive to a serene mental state.
✨ Medical University of South Carolina’s Perspective: A Physiological Dance towards Parasympathetic Dominance
According to insights from the Medical University of South Carolina, deep breathing is akin to orchestrating a physiological dance within our bodies. This rhythmic breathing tips the scales of the autonomic nervous system toward parasympathetic dominance. The parasympathetic nervous system, often dubbed the “rest and digest” system, counterbalances the stress-inducing effects of the sympathetic nervous system. This shift towards parasympathetic dominance is a key element in the science behind the calming effects of deep breathing.
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In moments when life feels like a whirlwind, it’s essential to remember the power of a deep breath. It’s not just a temporary reprieve; it’s a scientifically proven gateway to serenity and balance. The research from prestigious institutions like Harvard Medical School and the Medical University of South Carolina reinforces what many have intuitively known for centuries—the breath is a powerful instrument for cultivating calmness in the midst of life’s storms.
In a world where stress seems to be an ever-present companion, the science behind deep breathing offers a beacon of hope. It’s a reminder that within the rise and fall of each breath lies a profound opportunity to recalibrate our physiological responses and find moments of peace. So, the next time life becomes overwhelming, take a deep breath and let the science speak—serenity and balance are just a breath away.
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